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Toyota’s top U.S. executive says car sales nationwide have nearly bottomed out and his company will keep making them despite a dramatic shift to trucks and SUVs. U.S. CEO Jim Lentz told the Detroit Economic Club Wednesday that car sales fell below 30 percent of sales last month, and he thinks that’s close to the bottom. 
Be an innovator and submit an abstract for the 2019 Fall Technical Meeting (FTM). Technology is fundamentally changing the way manufacturing is done. The gear industry is faced with emerging trends and innovation that is challenging engineers to stay on course with cutting-edge technology to meet the ever-changing market demands. AGMA’s annual Fall Technical Meeting is the perfect forum to share research findings and disperse knowledge for the benefit of the industry at a global level. 
New Equipment Digest
The world’s longest energy chain, which was manufactured by igus, recently completed a decade of uninterrupted service at a coal power station in the Czech Republic.
Star SU LLC.
Gleason Corporation
Kapp Technologies
FFF Australia Pty Ltd.
Fiat Chrysler will open another assembly plant in the Detroit area, according to a person familiar with the automaker’s plan. The source said the plant will produce SUVs but did not specify when it will open or how many jobs it will create. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been made public.
Get Into Gears is a campaign by the AGMA Foundation to address the growing concerns over the lack of skilled employees in the gear industry. The campaign includes free employment recruitment toolkit with printed, electronic, and web materials for companies to use to recruit new employees.
Toyoda Machinery
High-Speed Axis Synchronization Technology – The Newest Innovation Redefining Gear Manufacturing
High-speed synchronization technology has reshaped standard gear manufacturing by producing parts with more accuracy, less time, and less cost. Built into Toyoda's Gear Skiving Machining Centers, this innovative technology takes five processes, traditionally spread across five separate machines, and integrates them into one compact machining center.
Learn more about gear machining with skiving technology
April 11-13, 2019 | Scottsdale, AZ
Join the 300 gear and bearing executives from around the world who gather every year for the unparalleled experience that is offered through this event. Engage with expert industry speakers, learn from panel presentations in the future of gears and manufacturing and join your peers for a meeting that will connect you with the opportunity to drive your business into the future! Register today.
Machine Design
Online AI automation helps engineers go from CAD to production in minutes, giving a competitive edge to companies who adapt quickly to change.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Ford Motor is making a big bet on futuristic technologies to help speed manufacturing innovation. The company has spent $45 million on its Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford Township, Michigan, just west of Detroit.
The Motley Fool
Automotive, distribution, and tech hardware have used robots for years now. But the next industry set to embrace robotics might surprise you.
Modern Machine Shop
Robotics have advanced to the point in which CNC machine shops’ expectations might outnumber questions about practical applications. In fact, many successful shops are already benefiting from machine-tending robots or have researched various robot offerings with an eye toward adding them.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
The Atlantic
Waymo, a subsidiary of Alphabet, began testing cars in Chandler, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix, in early 2017. Now it is launching to the public under the name Waymo One. In the coming weeks, a growing number of Chandler residents beyond the Early Rider Program will be ale to hail Waymos.
Industry Week
Predictive maintenance keeps equipment and assets running when you need them to. It’s still relatively new, and you many have questions, so an introduction is in order.
SKF (U.K.) Limited
Giving design engineers a competitive edge
With new SKF SimPro Quick single-shaft bearing simulation software you can quickly, easily, and accurately evaluate the design of your bearing arrangements and their field performance. Explore design alternatives, with more parameters, faster than ever before. Choose the best possible arrangement for your machine design, and validate directly with SKF bearing and application experts. See how much you could benefit from using SKF SimPro Quick.
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TechLink adds inventions to our database of patents daily. All of them are available for entrepreneurs and business to license and bring to market. And any one of them could launch a new business venture or advance an existing one.
TCT Magazine
MIT has launched a new industry-facing consortium, the Center for Additive and Digital Advanced Production Technologies (ADAPT) focused on additive and advanced manufacturing. Officially launched with members at Formnext in Frankfurt last month, ADAPT is based on four key pillars including visionary research, scalable education platforms, actionable strategic insights, and an academic-industry ecosystem based at MIT.
Forest City Gear Company
Data Center Journal
Managing your Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment can quickly become a little like herding cats. With potentially hundreds of thousands of internal and external IoT end points driving an explosion of data, several challenges arise quickly, including IoT-network scaling, lack of support, data protection and security.
Self-driving cars are closer than they appear. Automated cars have already been tested extensively by companies like Tesla, Google, and Apple. Waymo, one of Google’s self-driving projects, has recorded over 3 million miles self-driven.
Kluber Lubrication
The First High-performance Hydro Lubricant for Gears
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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
Advanced vision systems could ensure high-quality, reproducible parts from 3D printers. Researchers at the U.S. Department at Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago have added an infrared camera to the high-energy X-ray source at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source to allow researchers to measure thermal signatures across surfaces in real-time. The camera was funded through a Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program as part of Argonne’s Manufacturing Science and Engineering Program.
Aerospace Manufacturing
£36.7 million is being invested in 10 new technologies, tailor-made to the NCC’s specifications, in order to push the state of the art and speed the development of new processes for all forms of composite manufacturing. Funded, in part, by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), the iCAP programme will bring composites into the digital age, increasing production rates and quality while improving efficiency and reducing cost (iCAP stands for Digital Capability Acquisition Programme).
Naylor Association Solutions
Control Engineering
With Industry 4.0 now in full swing, the pressure is on for manufacturers to accelerate the digital transformation of their own operations and the increasing role of robotics at each stage of the manufacturing process is becoming apparent.
Discover key factors in the inspection process that lead to better design of gears. Develop a broad understanding of the methods used to manufacture and inspect gears. Interpret how the resultant information can be applied and interpreted in the design process. This course also includes a tour of Integrated Machinery Solutions. 


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